The X-Factor

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I’m not sure how much of a factor cross-over voters will be in Texas or in Ohio. But they are getting attention in the media. The Obama campaign has been fighting an up hill battle from the very beginning in reguards to transcending demographics like race, gender, age, and income class, and they have fought it rather well; Much better then the Clinton camp expected. But, Texas, and even more so Ohio, are the apexes of this uphill battle; the place where the challenges are steepest. People vote for many different reasons, some of them personal, and this race is personal for the majority of voters. Most women support Hillary. Most men support Obama. Most latinos support Hillary. Most Blacks support Obama. There are obvious reasons for this, which we don’t really want to talk about because it makes us uncomfortable.  But, in Texas and Ohio they are being pulled into the light. This is truly Middle America – the peak if you will. However, the x-factor is the youth vote, on which Obama holds a clear advantage. They seem to be the only ones that are capable of seeing passed race, gender, and other american hang-ups. And it could be the youth that push him over the top, not cross over voters.

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~ by rimofheaven on March 3, 2008.

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